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    Panthers WR Steve Smith pledges $100,000 to Aurora shooting victims

    By Lindsay Jones The Denver Post Comments (4)
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    Carolina Panthers, Steve Smith Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is making a major financial contribution to help victims of the Aurora movie theater shootings.

    Smith, a 12-year veteran and five-time Pro Bowler who has spent his entire career in (North Carolina), has pledged $100,000 to help survivors of the shooting pay for medical expenses. According to a press release issued by TK, Smith will send the money to the City of Aurora, which will then distribute the money to victims.

    “From one NFL city to another, God bless,” Smith said in a statement released by his agent.

    Twelve people were killed and 58 more injured in the shooting early Friday morning during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”

    “As a father and husband I cannot imagine the pain and suffering the victims are going through,” Smith said in the statement. “My family’s hearts and prayers are extended to theirs, and I hope this contribution might assist in paying some of the medical bills that will help allow these families to move forward in this tragic circumstance.”

    The Broncos play Smith and the Panther in Charlotte on Nov. 11

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/...victims/14459/

  • #2
    Thanks Steve for looking after our folks.

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    • #3
      very cool

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      • #4
        Always admired Steve Smith's intensity and passion on the field. It's nice to know he's a stand up guy off the field as well.

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        • #5
          I still don't know why there hasn't been a ****ing fundraiser in Hollywood for these people. They could easily raise a few million to help all the victims medical costs. If there has it's news to me.

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          • #6
            The film studio donated a bunch already. Was on the news.

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            • #7
              Pretty awesome of Smith to do this when he has no connection to Aurora.

              To keep this in football talk, Brodie Croyle announced he will give $100k for every NFL win he has ever got. Chargers, not wanting to be outdone, is giving $500k for every Super Bowl trophy they have ever received. Raiders were going to donate $100k but that money is earmarked for their "Weekend Furlough Raiders Game package" during their home dates.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RhymesayersDU View Post
                The film studio donated a bunch already. Was on the news.
                Great move by Steve.

                How much? Everything I saw said "generous", never a number.

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                • #9
                  I've always thought of this guy as a douche. Even more so after the endzone incident against the Sainst...Great football player, no doubt.

                  This gesture totally redeems himself in my eyes. Kudos Mr. Smith.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ironlung View Post
                    I've always thought of this guy as a douche. Even more so after the endzone incident against the Sainst...Great football player, no doubt.

                    This gesture totally redeems himself in my eyes. Kudos Mr. Smith.
                    Not surprising really. Smith a guy who reacts with emotion to stressful situations. He could punch you in the nose, but also when moved the other way reach out with the other thing he has, money. Sometimes I have realized people who can be mean, can also be really generous and nice sometimes. While other people who would never punch you in the face, will also not give you 100 grand.

                    I agree he gets some major points for this.

                    Also though i heard hospitals not charging for medical care, so maybe this 100 grand can go to PT and recovery.

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                    • #11
                      simply amazing. that's the way to put up or **** up...I'm looking at you NFL, ESPN. maybe I was wrong about smith.classy guy? with a intensity on the field?

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                      • #12
                        Christian Bale visited the wounded in the hospital on his own as well...it's moments like this, when people give out of the kindness of their hearts that tell me I'm living in the greatest country in the world

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                        • #13
                          I never really liked him because he played at Utah but I'll change my opinion now.

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                          • #14
                            Awesome gesture

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